. 1626 ~ John Dowland, composer, died
. 1803 ~ Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich, Swiss Composer
. 1903 ~ Karel Janeček, Czech composer
. 1937 ~ Nancy Wilson, American jazz singer
. 1941 ~ Buffy (Beverly) Sainte-Marie, Singer, songwriter, married to Jack Nitzsche
. 1940 ~ Christoph Eschenbach, German pianist and conductor
. 1940 ~ Larry Clinton and his orchestra recorded Limehouse Blues on Victor Records.
. 1946 ~ Sandy Duncan, Dancer, actress
. 1946 ~ J. (Jerome) Geils, Guitarist with The J. Geils Band
. 1950 ~ Walter Becker, Bass, guitarist with Steely Dan
. 1951 ~ Randy California (Wolfe), Singer, guitarist with Spirit
. 1961 ~ Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, died at the age of 78
. 1963 ~ Ian Brown, Singer with Stone Roses
. 1974 ~ After a decade of marriage, Cher filed for separation from husband Sonny Bono. Not long afterwards, she filed for divorce and the accompanying alimony. This time she sang, I Got You Babe, for real … before becoming a successful solo singer and movie actress in films such as “Moonstruck” (Best Actress Oscar in 1987).
. 1975 ~ Brian (Thomas) Littrell, Singer with Backstreet Boys
. 1977 ~”My Fair Lady” closed at St James Theater in New York City after 384 performances
. 1982 ~ Singer Pat Benatar married musician-producer Neil Geraldo in Hawaii.
. 2005 ~ John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 88